Workshop Report: Regional, State, and Local (RSL) Nanotechnology Initiatives in Nanotechnology (2003)

Subject Area:
NNI Workshop Reports
Author: NNI/NSET
Publication Date: Oct. 1 2003

Description:

This is the workshop report for the 2003 RSL Workshop, which took place Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2003 at the Department of Commerce in Washington, DC.


Nanotechnology Fact

Depending on the shape, the application, or the components, nanomaterials may be called by a variety of different names, including nanoparticles, nanotubes, nanofilms, nanoshells, nanospheres, nanowires, nanoclays, nanoconcrete, nanopolymers, and much more. Other nanomaterials have distinct qualities that have led researchers to call them by other non-nano prefix names, such as quantum dots or graphene. Generally speaking, nanomaterials are objects with one or more dimension at the nanoscale. Efforts to standardize these words are currently underway, for example, by the International Organization for Standardization. For more information, visit the Standards page.

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